Five Okotoks students have had their designs chosen to create murals on outdoor concrete washrooms in Okotoks’ parks as part of the Paint-a-Potty: Number Two project.
The winners are Desirae Quinn, Bridget Tait, Ayana Patterson, Sen Smith, and Tasha Walther.
“This has been a great opportunity to partner with Okotoks’ youth to create public art that will add beauty to a very practical element of our park spaces,” said Allan Boss, culture and heritage manager for the Town.
The Town is now asking residents for input on where to put the winning designs. Five locations have been chosen, and residents can vote on where each design will be painted.
To vote on where to allocate the designs, go to Okotoks.ca/pap. Voting will close on March. 13 at 4 p.m.
The concrete washrooms that will be painted are located at:
- Cimarron Park – 175 Cimarron Drive
- BMX park
- Tower Hill
- Lauden Park
- Dog Park
The locations for each design will be announced by the end of February, and mural painting will begin in the spring, with all designs scheduled for completion by the end of the 2021 school year.
Twenty-three students from École Secondaire Foothills Composite High School / Alberta High School of Fine Arts (ESFCHS/AHSFA) submitted design ideas. More than 400 residents participated in an online vote to select the winners.
Okotoks Culture & Heritage, Parks Services and ESFCHS/AHSFA collaborated on the project, which will add beauty to a functional facility and deter vandalism and graffiti.
The project is made possible with financial support from the Calgary Foundation.